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Social Security Administration

All Public Contact Procedures Reducible to Checklist

At SSA, no procedure for resolving public contacts is self-contained - every procedure references other sections, which in turn reference other sections, ad infinitum. Therefore, it is not possible to access a clear, concise, procedure for accomplishing anything. The simple truth is that any analyst who truly understands the work can reduce any procedure to a checklist, which is the basis for every mission-critical process... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Decrease costs developing policies and procedures

Set up workgroups, such as SharePoint groups, where managers from all VHA facilities, can jointly work on policies and procedures. This will decrease managers' time spent developing policies and procedures, and increase their productivity. When VHA endoscopy units were mandated to develop endoscope cleaning and disinfection SOPs, each endoscopy Unit manager and SPD Chief developed SOPs. This was a huge duplication of... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UPDATE FEMA'S NEMIS

If FEMA can't get rid of NEMIS for a better system, then let's make the system work better for processing disaster claims and producing reports. The system was set up back in the 70's and times and processes have changed and the system is not working for us! When a sequence of events happen, NEMIS should be able to send out automatic notifications, complete processes, etc. NEMIS should be able to do more work for us.... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop teaching bad habits

The federal government is being a bad parent. It sets policies and then does nothing to enforce the opposite from happening. For example, we are told that we need to be more sustainable by demolishing facilities that are utility and maintenance wastes, so that we can control our long term costs. The policies match this thinking. The problem comes in when the decision to demolish the buildings is put off for another... more »

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Department of Transportation

Cross-Validate Telework and IT Policies

In my agency, and I presume others, the telework policy and the IT security policy directly contradict each other. DOT and other organizations need to support telework and IT security uniformly by validating all relevant policies against each other to make sure that the necessary and relevant guidance is uniform. This will reduce confusion during planning and implementation allowing for maximum participation in telework,... more »

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